Giving back to the community and helping those in need has been a core principal of the Erb Group of Companies from the beginning. Since its inception in 1959 they have remained committed to being a good corporate citizen and employer. For the past 10 years Erb Transport has held an internal pre-holiday season food and toy drive. Most recently with Trucks For Change, a group who connect truck carriers with community charities, they helped by taking a shipment of donated food to Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario.
Representing Erb Transport since 1999, Steckly drove to National titles in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015. He is most recognized as a driver but he’s also well respected within the NASCAR Pinty’s Series community as the 22 Racing Team owner.
“Like a career in racing, life has its highs and lows. My family, the 22 Racing crew, sponsors and their families and fans have supported me during the wins and through the challenging times.” said Steckly “I’ve been truly blessed with the support I have around me. The Holiday Season can put an extra strain on families who may already be struggling. Together with Erb Transport we look forward to helping the 1 in 20 households that struggle to find their way from hunger to hope.”
Within the Region of Waterloo – which includes Wilmot Township, 17% of those accessing food assistance are employed, 3% receive Employment Insurance, 30% receive Ontario Disability Support. 40% of households receiving food support are families with children. Since 2008 there has been a 30% increase in emergency food hamper requests in Waterloo Region.
From December 13th to December 16th 2016 non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the lobby at three Erb Group locations:
Erb Transport – Head Office
290 Hamilton Road
Erb Transport – Baden
1473 Gingerich Road
3025 Sandhills Road
The five-day #ErbDrivefor5 Food Drive initiative will conclude on Saturday December 17th at the New Hamburg Community Centre Arena at 251 Jacob St, New Hamburg, ON between 10:00 AM and 2 PM where Steckly will be available for autographs and photos with fans and will have his #22 NASCAR Pinty’s Series race car on display where he hopes to "Stuff a Stock Car" with non-perishable food donations.
In addition to the #22 NASCAR Pinty’s Series race car and several displays will be set up including a colouring station hosted by Wilmot's Youth Action Council where children can colour a 22 Racing car and helmet. Donors are encouraged to take a selfie to post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #ErbDrivefor5 in order to be eligible to win 2 tickets to a NASCAR Pinty’s Series event in 2017, hat & t-shirt and Race Time Radio bobble heads. Additionally Mopar Canada have donated some prize items that will also be awarded. For the most current #ErbDriveFor5 updates following along on Twitter: @ErbTransport, @ScottSteckly22, @WilmotFamilyRC and on Facebook: @ErbTransport, @22racingteam, @Wilmot Family Resource Centre.
Currently the most needed items are; peanut butter, beans in sauce, canned meat & fish, canned pasta, canned fruit, stews & chili, tomato sauces, rice, hot cereals and baby formula. Visit www.wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca or www.thefoodbank.ca for more information or to learn more about the important programs these organizations offer.
Additionally, during the same time period (Dec. 13th to Dec. 17th) Scott Steckly will accept donations at his 22 Racing business for the local Loaves & Fishes Food Bank of Milverton/Ellice/Mornington Wards. With a donation, you will be able to enter your name to win a 22 Racing hat and crew shirt as well as some Mopar prize packages. Hours to make donations: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until noon.
4713 Line 64
Perth East (Milverton)
From: 22 Racing
Erb Group of Companies
The Erb Group of Companies developed from a one-man company in 1959 to one that currently employs over 1,200 employees and 140 owner/operators. The company includes Erb Enterprises Inc., Erb Transport Limited, Erb International Inc., Erb Transport Inc. and K-DAC Enterprises Inc. Today over 1,800 companies rely on the Erb Group of Companies for the delivery of time and temperature-controlled products to over 24,000 consignees. To anticipate and meet customers’ needs, Erb offers over 800 power units and 1000 refrigerated trailers.
Wilmot Family Resource Centre (Member of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region)
Wilmot Family Resource Centre Inc. is a non profit charitable organization founded in 1980. Its mission is to provide programs of excellence to improve the quality of life of the people of Wilmot and the town of Wellesley. Services include emergency food support for individuals and families living in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships.
Scott Steckly started his racing career in 1992 and he honed his racing skills on the short tracks of South Western Ontario. He began racing in the then newly formed NASCAR Pinty' Series in 2007. Scott is the only Four Time Canadian NASCAR Champion with titles in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015. He also holds the distinction of being one of only 33 drivers in NASCAR worldwide history to win four or more championships.